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Cult(o)ure throughout the Region“ – On the trail of Julius Caesar, Clemens August and Max Ernst
Enjoy a trip to the cultural highlights of our region and experience the thrill of periods long gone. Find out during our two-day trip how the Romans, the Electors of Cologne and the surrealistic art scene have shaped this region.

Day 1:

You start out your trip in Brühl which boasts several “celebrities” at once. Two of Germany’s most beautiful and prominent rococo castles, Augustusburg and Falkenlust, plus the palace gardens, have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. Visit Augustusburg Castle, the favourite summer residence of the Elector and Archbishop of Cologne, Clemens August von Bayern (1700-1761). Then take a romantic, 2.5 km long walk through the French gardens and the adjacent country park to Falkenlust, an enchanting hunting caste. In the afternoon you may encounter another celebrity in Brühl: Max Ernst, world-renowned dadaist and surrealist, was born in this town where the painter and sculptor has his very own museum. Undoubtedly, the focal point of this museum is the unique collection of 60 sculptures from the private collection of Max Ernst and his wife Dorothea Tanning. You may conclude the evening in one of the numerous restaurants in the attractive town centre of Brühl, for example the Balthasar Neumann Eatery. Or, during the months of May to September, visit a concert of the Brühl Castle Concert series. The castles in and around Brühl attract not only friends and fans of history and architecture but also lots of music aficionados: Each year, many people come to listen to and enjoy the Brühl Castle Concerts. You will spend the night at the Balthasar Neumann Guesthouse in Brühl, within easy walking distance. The guesthouse is named after the baroque builder and architect Balthasar Neumann who also designed the world-famous staircase inside Augustusburg Castle.

Day 2:

Following a rich and sumptuous breakfast at the Balthasar Neumann Eatery, you’ll proceed to the Roman town of Zülpich which hosts the State Garden Show. Be amazed by the colourful show gardens, stroll along the promenade at the lakeside park, and enjoy the view from the Roman bastion across the unique park landscape. Then you go on to the historic town of Zülpich which holds many artefacts from the period when the Romans conquered the region under the command of Gaius Julius Caesar. Worthy of your time and visit are the Roman thermal baths and the adjacent Museum of Bathing Culture. These Roman springs are counted among the best preserved facilities of their kind north of the Alps. In the historic centre of Zülpich, numerous restaurants and cafes offer time and space for leisurely relaxation, allowing you to conclude your tour in a well-fortified and refreshed manner.

services:

Admission and guided tour of Augustusburg Castle
Admission to Falkenlust Castle
Admission to Max Ernst Museum
Admission to State Garden Show
Overnight stay and breakfast, double room

not included:

Transfers
2-course menu at Balthasar Neumann Eatery
Tickets to Brühl Castle Concerts
Admission to Roman baths

Additional services for groups:

Guided tour of Falkenlust Castle
Max Ernst Museum
State Garden Show
prices:

per person, double occupancy: Euro 79

Groups: starting at Euro 65 per person for groups of 50 or more using their own bus transportation

Tuesdays - Sundays

journey time:

from 16.04.2014 to 12.10.2014

contact:

Rhein-Erft Tourismus e.V.
Willy-Brandt-Platz 1
50126 Bergheim
Tel.: +49 (0) 2271/99499-40

Phot: Augustusburg Castle; Copyright: Horst Gummersbach

from 79 Euro

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Four cities – three countries – one bed
With this package you can discover the four cities of Saarbrücken, Metz, Luxembourg and Trier in four days. What they have in common and where they differ will show you the whole cultural variety of this specific border region. Your starting point is Saarbrücken, centrally located, from where you will set off on your personal journey of discovery through the old and new Europe in the corner formed by the three countries of Germany, France and Luxembourg.
Included in the price are
  • 3 nights including breakfast in a hotel of your choice in Saarbrücken
  • 1 four-course-menu with typical dishes from the Saarland
  • 1 guided city tour in Saarbrücken (approx. 2 hours on Saturdays or audio guide)
  • 1 guided city tour in Metz (audio guide, approx. 1,5 hours)
  • 1 guided city tour in Luxembourg (approx. 2 hours)
  • 1 guided city tour with the „Römer-Express“ (train) in Trier (approx. 35 minutes)
  • Information pack on Trier, Metz, Saarbrücken and Luxembourg
price: from 129,00 EUR
Price per person
In mid-range hotel in Saarbrücken
  • In a double room from EUR 129
  • In a single room from EUR 178
Travel dates upon request from April to October, arrival Friday

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2 days Rostock: Relaxed enjoyments - € 229
A mediaeval city centre, a river wich is empty into the baltic Sea, a contemplative fishing village, four picturesque coastal resorts, several shipyards and harbours, one of the best sailing areas of the world, the oldest university of northern Europe and Germanys biggest city forest - that's Rostock.

- 3 nights in the 5- star hotel Neptun
- daily NEPTUN “healthy & varied” breakfast buffet
- RostockCard24 with free guided city tour (Rostock or Warnemünde) and City Map 
- 1 Segler or Honeyoil massage
- 1 day ticket for ARKONA SPA in the hotel Neptun (Warnemünde)


Bookable all year, please ask for availability



EUR 229.00

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Special offer EFT178: Erfurt - 1000 years of city history
Experience 1000 years of city history
Go on a treasure hunt in Erfurt and discover the riches from more than 1000 years of history. Your stay is accompanied by a short culinary journey with regional specialities in our rustic wine tavern with a beer garden and by modern interpretations of classic dishes in our restaurant.

Hotel Zumnorde Am Anger**** in Erfurt
3 nights incl. generous breakfast buffet
1 x regional dinner in our wine tavern including an aperitif at the bar or in the roof garden
1 x lunch-time snack with Thuringian fried sausages
1 x 3-course menu in the restaurant
1 x regional tapas menu in the wine tavern
1 x ErfurtCard
  (free/reduced admission to many cultural and fascinating attractions, such as
  - visit to the Old Synagogue with the Erfurt Silver Hoard and wedding ring
  - visit to the cathedral and Augustinian Monastery with Luther cell)
Space in underground garage
EUR 295.00 p.p. in a double room
EUR 385.00 p.p. in a single room
duration of stay 3 nights
valid from 1st January to 4 July 2013 & from 20th July to 28th November 2013


EUR 295.00 p.p. in a double room

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Münster for beginners
services:
3 days, Friday to Sunday. The package deal can also be booked for weekdays and public holidays on request; extensions possible.
• 2 nights B&B
• Bus ticket or bicycle for one day
• Participation in public guided tour of the historic Old Town
• Visit to the City Museum
• € 5 shopping voucher to be redeemd in the Münster Arkaden shopping mall (when you spend at least € 10)

Friday: Arrival

Saturday:
• Guided tour of the Old Town at 11 am (1st May – 31st Octo-ber, in English)
• Visit to the City Museum

Sunday: Free


Prices: Starting at € 79.50  per person in a double room.
Starting at € 99.00  in a single room.

Available dates: from 01.01.2014 to 31.12.2015


from 94,50 Euros

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3 days: Salve Trier! - from 119 EUR
Salve Trier!
All roads lead to the “Second Rome”! Conquer Trier, Germany’s oldest city and former Roman imperial residence. The city inspires visitors not only as a “Center of Antiquity” but also through the unique atmosphere in the extensive pedestrian zone or on the romantic Moselle.
You can get a first impression in a guided walking tour. The Trier Card will accompany you on your personal conquest tour, where you can get acquainted with the outstanding wines of the Moselle wine growing area.

Includes:
  • 2 overnight stays with breakfast
  • 1 Trier Card
  • 1 city walking tour
  • 1 wine tasting in a winery
  • 1 color guidebook "Trier" 
Bookable throughout the year
EUR 119.00

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3 Days: Koblenz - Romantic Middle Rhine trip - from € 158
Pur Rhine romance... The English Queen Victoria visited the romantic Rhine and just like kings who "lowered in blessedness" (Friedrich Wilhelm IV - erector of the Stolzenfels Castle) you will also find out "why the Rhine is so beautiful". You will find cahrming towns, fortified mansions and magnificent castles. Go on a journey back in time to a world with noble people  and barons, farmers, craftmen and traders. Let yourself be captured by the magic of the central Rhine with its sagas and legends.

Includes:
  • 2 overnight stays including bed & breakfast in a 3-star hotel in Koblenz
  • Local dinner in a selected restaurant in Koblenz
  • Romantic 2-hour castle tour by boat on the Rhine
  • Participation in an exciting guided walking tour through the Old-Town
  • Visit of Stolzenfels castle (incl. entrance fee)
Bookable:
April to October upon request


EUR 158.00